Junior Jones has been playing drums since he could lift a wooden
spoon and break his family’s stove. His mother says he was born
with sticks in his hands.
He is an on and off member of the World Music group
Caribbean Soul which is Australia’s leading
Soca/Calypso/Reggae/ Salsa band, with whom he has played on
three CDs and toured nationally and around the world.
Junior works extensively with Australia’s top World Music Artists
which has lead to him being current member of the African
Diaspora, African singer Gervais Koffi’s band. He has also
worked with Danielle Gaha, Deni Hines and most recently Grace
Knight. He is also busy working around town with various artists
in the pop world and a few local cover bands including The
Shadows of Motown Revue, Professor Groove and the booty
affair, The Nuttorius Hipp a Melbourne based unit which has
been doing a lot of national and international touring. Currently he
is also working with Kate Lush’s Soultown as well as Maz Mazak
Junior is the in-house drummer for Sound Level Studios, doing a
broad range of musical sessions.
A drum instructor at Drummers Dream in Belmore and various
schools around the Sydney area.He has also performed here in
Australia displaying his worldly influences that he has gathered
from different cultures at the Billy Hyde drummers’ weekend
2005. As well as this, he works as a clinician for Sleishman drums
and Aquarian drumheads.
Soultone cymbal of choice is the Vintage Old school because I can
hear all of my musical influences when I sit down to play them. They
are killin’ and make my job so much easier.
Soultone cymbals- Sleishman drums and pedals- Vater drumsticks
Aquarian heads, , Audix microphones and Gibraltar Hardware and
rack systems. Toca 2Percussion .